The Middletown-based Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society's 32nd anniversary production will be a double bill of Trial by Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore on September 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and September 16 at 2pm.
The work will be presented with Sullivan's full orchestration, sets reminiscent of D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., and costumes at the new Middletown High School Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown, CT 06457. Visit ctgands.org. Their 1-800-866-1606 is for CT only.
TRIAL BY JURY , a one-act tour de force, is a send-up of Victorian mores by way of the oddest courtroom ever seen on stage. A juicy breach of promise suit, a beautiful plaintiff, an unrepentant defendant, a rebellious jury and an infatuated judge. How will it end?
H.M.S. PINAFORE, (or The Lass Who Loved a Sailor) is one of the most cherished Gilbert and Sullivan comedies featuring some of their loveliest songs. The Captain thinks his daughter should marry a Lord. She fancies a common sailor instead. Can true love overcome wealth and class prejudice?